[Following is an official Jamia press release dated Oct. 21, 2014]
Seventy Three (73) students from the Residential Coaching Academy run by the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, have cleared Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014. These students appeared at the civil services (Prelims) examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 24th August, 2014.
The Residential Coaching Academy in Jamia Millia Islamia, funded by the UGC, offered free coaching and residential facilities to students belonging to SC, ST, Women and Minorities. They were selected for comprehensive coaching on the basis of an all-India written test followed by individual interviews. They were subsequently taught in a variety of optional and compulsory subjects. Classroom teaching was followed by test series. The students received feedback on their individual performance in respect of various tests.
Jamia’s Residential Coaching Academy has distinguished itself as a unique centre where civil-service aspirants find an enabling environment. Highly responsive faculty, round-the-clock library facility, interactive sessions with invited speakers and guests, personal endeavours and group synergy prepare students for the kind of aim they are set to realize. This has been borne out by the results they have shown now and earlier. In addition to the civil services, many students of the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning get selected in a variety of central and state service.
Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia has already initiated measures to strengthen the functioning of the Residential Coaching Academy. Dr. Saleem Ali, IPS (Retd.) has been appointed as Honorary Director, Centre for Coaching & Career Planning since August, 2014. Last year 53 Jamia students had cracked civil services preliminary examination.